Motorcycle riders do not have a protective covering or shell surrounding them at the time of an accident. Consequently, their injuries can be serious and may involve head trauma and broken bones, among other serious injuries. One of the most common mistakes that motorcycle accident victims make is waiting to pursue medical treatment. It is very important that you seek same-day medical treatment after a motorcycle accident, even if you are not sure that you were injured. If you do not seek follow-up medical care at an urgent care center or local hospital emergency room, the insurance company will likely hold it against you, assuming that you were not all that seriously injured in your accident.
In addition, after a motorcycle accident, you should make sure that you attend all medical and physical therapy appointments, and you should avoid lengthy treatment gaps. If there are long gaps in your medical treatment, the insurance company, again, might assume that you were not all that seriously injured in the accident. In addition, you should wait for a healthcare provider to discharge you from treatment, instead of discharging yourself and stopping treatment altogether. If you self-discharge, it will be difficult for you to claim that you have suffered a permanent injury in your motorcycle accident.
Call a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer About Your Legal Matter Today
The knowledgeable legal team at The McLendon Law Firm can help you pursue a claim for monetary compensation and damages against the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurance company. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Georgia motorcycle accident attorney, please give us a call at 877-Rob-Wins or contact us online for more information about how we can help.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
When Should You Call a Lawyer?
You should call a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. However, you should make treating for your injuries a priority.
How Can a Lawyer Help with Your Claim?
A lawyer may be able to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault person’s insurance company on your behalf.
Will a Lawsuit Need to be Filed?
If the insurance company refuses to compensate you fairly for your injuries, filing a lawsuit might convince them to increase their offer.